Off we went today, to see more of Natchez' sites. It's a great little town with lots to see and do. We started with the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. It was informative, there were some really nice woven items and pottery but there wasn't a lot of stuff to see on the grounds. They were a 'mound culture' so everything they did was built on mounds and, when someone died, they burned the structures and added a layer of dirt. Basically, the grounds are just a bunch of big grassy hills with a couple of grassy huts that look very much like the ghillie suit in my previous post.
Then we went to the Castle restaurant for lunch - it's a beautiful, elegant restaurant on the grounds of a gorgeous mansion which has been turned into a bed and breakfast (at $300 a night they must have a really great breakfast). The lunch was excellent and really inexpensive. The tour of the mansion was amazing. There's a lot to be said for wealth - and I could so adapt to it.
After the mansion, we started wandering aimlessly around the town, stopping at "under the hill" to look at the riverboat/casino and then to the "Fork in the Road", where slaves were bought and sold. We ended by stopping at a little house that was covered in trinkets (some might say garbage). Kinda made me want to go home and start purging all the junk in the basement of the RV.
Tomorrow we head for Bayou country.....aieeeeeeeee!